Politics, Religion, and Trolling

Steer Clear! The reality is, that the friends you socialize with i.e. dine-n-wine with; or the friends you socialize with online -- they may have political views that may surprise/or shock you. Well, will you continue to be friends with them, or will your turn your back on them? Don't the wise often say, don't … Continue reading Politics, Religion, and Trolling


You may not wage the war, but…

You may not wage the war. But... let's not forget, this world itself is a battleground. Each one fights ... for space, ... to find his place, ... or leave her trace. In this world, the attacker swings from the right ... or will hurl at you from the left; or hit you from the … Continue reading You may not wage the war, but…

In Paris… meeting Mohanjeet!

On 12th October, just over two weeks ago, while strolling along Rue Saint-André des Arts, I suddenly saw this storefront that read, "Diwali". I was delighted. No pun intended. It was still my third day on my first visit to Paris.  😉 The bigger joy followed just moments later, when I met Mohanjeet! I was … Continue reading In Paris… meeting Mohanjeet!

The “Flying Rani”!

Although a train journey in India is arduous, especially when traveling unreserved, it is always fun, and replete with memorable experiences. 🙂

Had trouble finding followers?

That's the trouble... why do we even think of this as trouble. Are we Pied Pipers driving the art of writing to its death? Those who truly think independently, don't quite care about a fan following. The real independent thinkers and philosophers wrote their ideas or expressed them. Because they made sense we read about … Continue reading Had trouble finding followers?

Hah! Who fooled me?

Yeah, I got fooled... not on All Fool's day, not today, nor yesterday. Everyday, for the past  eight months, and especially over the last few days, I've looked at some archives of my photos! I've searched, and searched, and searched deeper for pictures I would like the world to see... even if they aren't exactly … Continue reading Hah! Who fooled me?

An Indian’s reflection of India, post “Independence Day reflections from London”!

Vir Sanghvi's Counter Point article, entitled, "Independence Day reflections from London", which he posted on 13 Aug 2010 08:47 p.m., seems to be floating in cyberspace as a 'forward' re-titled, "The new look at India by the arrogant British"!  In the past two months, it has appeared twice in my Inbox - and perhaps it … Continue reading An Indian’s reflection of India, post “Independence Day reflections from London”!

It’s not “Gawd”… open your jaw wide to say, “God”!

Or, again, it's not "Dawg", but a jaw-wide-open "Dog"! Again? O, Gawd! Oops, sorry, Oh, God! A long time ago, Hima Devi - a graduate of Trinity College, England, taught drama to kids at 'elite' schools in Mumbai; she also trained them for 'elocution', improving their pronunciation, diction, grammar, reading skills, etc. While reading Sam Roberts' Unlearning to … Continue reading It’s not “Gawd”… open your jaw wide to say, “God”!

Fact checking by media… a fallacy!

Once upon a time, fact-checking, by journalists and reporters of merit, prior to publishing a story, was indeed a fact... but today, sadly, this fact is reduced to an appalling fallacy. Look all around and what do you see on the news through television, or what we read even in the 'ostensibly respectable' press? We … Continue reading Fact checking by media… a fallacy!

Pay-as-you-throw… Tax on Trash!

Not yet here in the US, but could soon be, if local governments take cue from the UK. From some of the comments, it appears that even in the US some form of tax is levied on different types of garbage - recycling, organic yard trash. Apparently, you cannot trust your neighbors... some fear that … Continue reading Pay-as-you-throw… Tax on Trash!